Data Collection Crucial in Propelling Change for Student-Parents
Lois Elfman, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
Statistics show that single mothers in the state of California who earn an associate degree are 39 percent less likely to live in poverty. That number increases to 61 percent for those who earn a bachelor’s degree.
Despite these promising figures, there is very little comprehensive data on student-parents in California. Several student-parents and education experts describe the reforms needed to leverage change.